Naimul Karim

FEATURE-Bangladeshi women try on rare leadership roles for a fairer fashion future

Aug 25 2021

* Business benefits spur more factories to train women supervisors

Bangladesh climate migrants escape rising seas only to die in factory fire

Aug 12 2021

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 15-year-old Tarek Zia left his home on Bangladesh's coast in June and travelled 150km to work at a food-processing factory in Dhaka, he was filled with hope.

Developing nations, UN seek clear plan for promised climate finance

Jul 08 2021

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pressure is growing on rich countries to set out exactly how they will deliver a promised $100 billion a year in funding to help poorer nations tackle climate change, with the U.N. chief and Britain on Thursday calling for a clear plan.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-UK aid cuts spark fears over parasitic killer that stalks the poor

Jul 08 2021

* UK shuts down vital health programme to tackle tropical diseases

Bangladesh scraps plans to build 10 coal-fired power plants

Jun 28 2021

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has cancelled plans to build 10 coal-fired power plants, a government official said on Monday, amid rising costs for the fuel and increasing calls from activists to base more of the nation's power on renewable energy.

Business-savvy Bangladesh fabric factories take on a greener hue

Jun 21 2021

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zaber and Zubair Fabrics Ltd, a supplier of home textiles to major European retailers H&M and Lidl, is one of a growing band of Bangladeshi garment factories on a mission to clean up their act - and improve their bottom lines by going greener.

Rohingya artists tackle COVID-19 fears as refugees wait for vaccines

Jun 20 2021

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Busy with his brushes beneath a tarpaulin roof, Rohingya artist Ansar Ullah works on a mural depicting a giant vial of COVID-19 vaccine towering over the ramshackle homes of the world's largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh garment industry could save $500 million a year by recycling cotton

Jun 16 2021

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh's garment industry, the world's second-largest exporter of clothes, could reduce its annual spending by half a billion dollars if it recycled cotton waste from its factories and fabric mills, a circular economy group said on Wednesday.

Bangladesh arrests sex trafficking suspects who lured women on TikTok

Jun 04 2021

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Bangladesh have arrested seven suspected members of a sex trafficking gang that used video-sharing app TikTok to contact and lure young women and girls before selling them for sex in neighbouring India, an official said on Friday.

Firms hiring transgender staff could get tax breaks in Bangladesh

Jun 03 2021

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladeshi companies that hire transgender people could be given tax breaks as the government seeks to boost the job prospects of the country's marginalised trans community, the finance minister said on Thursday.

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